Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, has made a new approval that benefits some graduates.
He approved the automatic employment of first-class graduates of Edo origin in all Nigerian universities into the state's civil and public service.
The approval was conveyed by the Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq., who praised the governor for the gesture.
Okungbowa described the initiative as pace-setting and a worthy move that would equip the Edo State Civil and Public Service with the best brains to engender the vision of making Edo the best place to live and work by 2050.
He noted that the gesture was initially extended to the best-graduating students of the Edo State University, Uzairue during its 3rd Convocation Ceremony but was later extended to the University of Benin and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
Okungbowa said the names of 15 first-class graduates and the best-graduating students from the universities had since been forwarded to the Civil Service Commission for further action.
He called on vice-chancellors of Nigerian universities to "forward the names and particulars of First Class students, who are Edo indigenes to the Edo State Government for the purpose."
Obaseki had raised the minimum wage in the state to N40,000.